Monday Night Open Mic

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Little early for the Monday night thread but I hope you don’t mind. Wishing the BoD’ers around the SE coast Texas the best as they deal with the mess from Harvey. Hope everyone else had a good weekend and those that purchased the fight enjoyed it. I’ll say the best part of the fight was having a lot of friends come over and enjoy plenty of food and drink. Always love gathering like that.

Anyway RAW Is live tonight and I don’t have a clue of what PPVs are on the horizon so maybe this will be a good show, maybe it won’t. Plenty of baseball tonight with the big Yankees-Indians tilt on ESPN. No preseason NFL tonight. If you want to laugh for two hours, Blazing Saddles comes on TCM later tonight. That movie still cracks me up no matter how many times I see it.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Hope you all had a great weekend despite the problems with the site and hopefully many of you enjoyed the solar eclipse today. It was about 80% where I lived and since it wasn’t so cloudy here (as is normal during summer midday before the rain comes in) it was a pretty impressive sight to see.

RAW is live with the fallout from Summerslam. The first half of the main card wasn’t great, the second half was better. Liked the RAW woman’s match, liked the RAW tag match, loved the main event. I would suggest everyone go see the Usos-New Day match from the pre-show. Easily the best match to ever be on a pre-show and one of the best tag matches I’ve seen in a very long time.

Otherwise we’ve got some little league baseball, some big league baseball, some preseason NFL and plenty of eclipse coverage on PBS and other places.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Sometimes you’re just happy the weekend is over so you can enjoy and entertain yourself debating the silliness of worked sports entertainment. This might be one of those times. Anyway this is the “go home” week for Summerslam and RAW tonight has all the big guns you can imagine in the same building with a Sasha vs. Nia match to determine Alexa Bliss’ opponent for the women’s title.

Beyond that there’s continued monitoring of Ric Flair. ESPN reported that Flair was out of surgery and resting comfortably.

Mets-Yankees on ESPN, no preseason football tonight I believe. Some smutty reality TV show is premiering as well. All kinds of options.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope you’ve all had an amazing Monday and are ready for some good ol’ fashioned sports entertainment. Tonight RAW is live and we’ve got Roman vs. Braun Part 139, a last-man standing match. And a couple of triple threats to determine a women’s challenger since Bayley is on the shelf with a shoulder injury. Storyline says Nia should win but REAL storyline says Sasha should win. With our luck it’ll be Dana Brooke.

Outside of wrestling there are a few baseball games on, no preseason NFL until Wednesday.

Outside of sports if there are any serious history buffs here PBS has the preview for their massive Vietnam War documentary next month which is likely to win every single documentary award on the circuit in 2018.

Keep it clean!

Monday Night Open Mic

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Hope all of you are having a great Monday! It’s been raining here all day thanks to this little storm that rolled through the area earlier in the day and made traveling quite difficult.

Anyway RAW is Live tonight and the push for one of the more impressive PPV main events in recent memory should continue. Unfortunately we’re past the days of keeping ’em separated to build to the big clash because apparently there’s a triple-threat scheduled between Braun, Joe and Roman and with Brock apparently in the house there’s a chance they will just go all out for the hard sell and have all four men in the ring at some point.

If RAW doesn’t fit you there are some baseball games on and most of your other favorite network shows are on summer hiatus so watch a replay of “Ballers” or “Naked and Afraid” or something.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Thank God we get a night off before watching the stills and fallout from last night’s stinker of a Network special. July wasn’t a good month for such events. Great Balls of Fire had some good build but failed to live up to expectations. Battleground had no such expectations and still managed to under deliver.

RAW is live. There are a few baseball games if rasslin’ isn’t your thing.

Enjoy the night and keep it clean!

Monday Night Open Mic

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Not much going on this Monday so check the various updates below. Tonight RAW is live and the big Angle announcement is coming.

They are also promising a live Angle interview on the Network post RAW as the fallout from whatever the announcement is going to be.

So all that being said, KEEP IT CLEAN!

Monday Night Open Mic

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Hope your Monday has been tremendous. I had pretty high hopes for the PPV last night and while I didn’t have much of a problem with the matches, I didn’t really like some of the finishes.

Rollins-Wyatt was a perfectly acceptable opener. Neither guy is doing much so they can not do much together for a few months.

Enzo-Cass…eh, as expected most of the BO’Ders really shit on Cass last night but I don’t think he did anything particularly bad or good. He was there. Giving Enzo one or two hope spots would have helped the match greatly. Enzo might be done but we’ll see. Cass is in a bad spot because he’s not ready for much more than midcard right now. In hindsight they could have had Cass go singles and still been a face. He’d still have Enzo as a mouthpiece and as a face chasing the I-C title he might’ve worked a little better.

Tag match was probably my favorite on the card. Hardys probably need to drop down and do something with The Revival now to build them up. Not sure where Sheamus-Cesaro go because there are a lot of face tag teams out there.

Sasha-Bliss was a perfectly decent match and a good showing for Sasha IMO overall. Bliss is a great character, good mic work, great mannerisms in the ring. As a wrestler she’s got a long way to go but performance is half the battle.

Mis-Ambrose was more of the same. No reason to believe Dean was going to win in a 1 vs. 4 situation.

Roman-Braun was fine until the finish. I like watching these two guys and they have good chemistry. However the finish sucked. This is a blood feud and the badass heel shouldn’t win by a sidestep. Didn’t do anything for either guy.

Joe-Lesnar was fun, add in the pre-match attack and there was about 9-10 minutes of action. Would have liked a big title-saving kickout of a big move (maybe another Urange through a table or on a chair or something) rather than Brock just kind of hulking up and countering a choke into the F5. Still Joe looked good and it was all action.

The followup RAW is tonight. I’ll probably be watching the Home Run Derby and after that I’ll binge on the first two parts of “The Defiant Ones”. Maybe I’ll flip to RAW as I see fit depending on what I read in the comments.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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We’re in between Canada Day and Independence Day so ummm Happy North American Day!

RAW is live tonight in Phoenix as part of a two-night TV stay in the city. All the main participants for Great Balls of Fire should be in the house tonight and with “free agent” John Cena on Smackdown tomorrow this is a pretty big couple of days for the WWE.

BIG3 is back in Charlotte this week. I watched some of it last week and I was pretty entertained. With the holiday weekend in full effect there isn’t a ton of new stuff on outside of live sports so find something to watch and enjoy it.

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Saturday Night Is Right for…Threading?

Well it’s 8:45 so you guys need a night thread. Actually we might be on single threads Saturday but I don’t remember and don’t feel like sifting through 1,600 comments so you get a new one!

Biggest event of the evening would be the Manny Pacquaio fight on ESPN.

And TNA is now GWF which means nothing to me because I didn’t watch either but Jeff Jarrett gets to stiff people on paychecks again so yay.

#Canada150

TGIF…Night Thread

It’s 8 p.m. EST and I don’t see a night thread posted so here’s one for you.

I’ve been working all day and couldn’t tell you what’s on TV. I’ll probably watch NXT to catch the women’s match. The highlights look like both women were lucky to avoid some nasty injuries.

For your viewing pleasure, the 1991 pilot of “Tagteam” starting Jesse Ventura and Roddy Piper.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA!

Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope you all had a good weekend and are enjoying a fine Monday. For a Monday in late June there’s actually a little bit to watch on TV tonight and some of it might be interesting.

RAW is live and certain basking in the higher ratings now that the NBA Playoffs are behind us. I expect tonight’s show will continue the build to Great Balls of Fire and the main event matches — Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman in an ambulance match. Man when you think about it those are two matches they could have easily held off until Summerslam so we wouldn’t have questions about how they are going to book this to get to Summerslam.

If RAW doesn’t excite you there is the tape delayed opening night of the BIG3, which I know I’m going to at least look at for a few minutes.

And there is Game 1 of the College World Series for the people who like aluminum bats in their baseball.

There’s also the Bachelorette and other stuff too. Find something you like and KEEP IT CLEAN!

Monday Night Open Mic

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Coming to you live from Starbucks because the recent rains have messed up home internet for a few hours. You really don’t have an idea how much your home relies on internet connection until it goes away.

RAW is Live tonight and we’re anticipating the big return of Brock Lesnar…Hopefully the show writers are putting Brock in the first segment because once Game 5 of the NBA Finals starts those ratings will go down faster than (insert woman that is known for fellatio).

Let’s see what else is on. There’s Better Call Saul and the season finale of Angie Tribeca, which is occasionally funnier than I expect….ooh there are some Oliver Stone Putin Interviews on Showtime, which seem like another way to annoy the U.S. President.

So there’s plenty if you don’t watch Raw until the basketball comes on.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Hope all of you have had a great weekend and a good Monday. My thoughts are with our blogging from England, who have dealt with more than they should have to in the past few months.

RAW is live post Extreme Rules as the heels went over up and down the card with a few exceptions. The only non-heel champions on either side of the promotion or NXT for that matter is Naomi  (I put Asuka more in the tweener category and Brock Lesnar in the “Animal” category). It’s a little depressing to see how little the promotion values babyfaces any more and I don’t expect their numbers to improve much in the meantime.

In other sports there is Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final where we KNOW who the good guys are (SMASHVILLE!).

Keep it clean!